We live by the motto "Simplicity is already complex enough." This means allowing the seasonal, quality ingredients we purchase from local Central Florida farmers showcase themselves, without having to overwhelm our guests with ingredients and an abundance of menu pages. We admire the simple things; "the way mother use to make it" , the imprint of an emblem on a napkin, and the feeling of being welcomed from friendly staff.
Our owner, Michelle, has designed a space with the same hospitality her mother, Elize, instilled in her childhood home. She has brought along the flavors and sauces from her home in the Netherlands and blended it into American cuisine.
We hope that once your last bite is gone, the memories made at Elize will stay with you forever.
**Please note our menu changes frequently due to having a "seasonal" menu.
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We went early and it was family dinner. Food was spectacular
Loved the food! Why are there not more people in the restaurant.
Was surprised to find Rusty Spoon had changed hands to this new owner, Elize. Atmosphere not as warm and welcoming and the food was just okay. Won’t be quick to return.
They have not been open long but the meal was enjoyable and the service was very good. We asked for coffee but the coffee bar had not been opened yet but the server was able to secure a French press and got the kitchen staff to heat some water. I know this may not seem like much but how many servers would have been sorry no coffee... thanks Brittany the coffee was nice with the desserts!
Listen, The Rusty Spoon was a lovely, good quality, nice restaurant you could count on for great food and ambiance. It is totally ruined with “Elize”. It feel like you are in a cafeteria. Or a Starbucks cafe. Might be ok for a lunch, but no longer a nice, cozy dinner restaurant. Super uncomfortable. I will not be back
I know we should not do it but in comparison to the Rusty Spoon the taste of the food is average at best. My burger was very dry and I think the value for the money is not there. Sorry to say that
Hello there, we're very sorry to hear your experience was unsatisfactory. We've relayed this back to our kitchen staff to ensure our cooks are mindful and work at a premium level. The Rusty Spoon was crafted into quality throughout its 8 years of being open, we hope you'll return to give us another chance as we perfect our establishment each and every day our doors are open. Have a wonderful day!
This place has good drinks but a very limited menu that is extremely overpriced. They actually had the audacity to charge a dollar for mayonnaise for a hamburger. By the way, they charge for all condiments and $14 for bread with some cheese sauce.
With prices as ridiculous as these are I can’t believe they try to nickel and dime you to death
Thank you for your feedback Mark, we'll be discussing this with our team as we continue to perfect our establishment. Our reasoning behind our menu pricing is a result of purchasing ingredients from local farmers and making every sauce, dressing, and loaf of bread by hand in our own kitchen. Although it would be cheaper to purchase ingredients from food distributors, it would go against our ethos of fueling our local economy and our commitment to premium level food. We hope you'll revisit us!
Wouldn’t know they wheee closed that night I made the reservation on open table
Hello there! We apologize for the miscommunication for we are still in the middle of updating our restaurant. Our hours have been officially changed and hope you'll choose to dine with us in the future!
Excellent service and fantastic food!
Awesome environment with excellent food prior to an event at the Amway. Great farm to table. Everything was delicious.
MUST MUST MUST order the haystack fries. You won't regret it. The food is yummy. The spot is nice.
Disappointed ☹️. Expected tastier food and more extensive menu. Service was slow. Dessert was good. Will not go back. Got an undeserved three star rating from AAA. Expected more with this rating.
Had a martini which was bad & expensive. Food wasn’t good at all & very high priced.
I’ve been to this location twice now! Each time the service was great and the food absolutely unique and delicious! Being able to make a reservation was so easy and my last visit, we had to adjust the time and they were very accommodating!
First time there and lunch with new business associates - great choice.
The restaurant was empty, which was odd given the excellent food and reviews I read.
Seated very quickly, server was very prompt, chef was accommodating to dairy and soy allergy, food came out quick. Small portions of food.
All the food was great! Service was great we never had to try and grab anyone’s attention!
Great food & staff. Really enjoyed everything! I hope the new chef is equally as accommodating with gluten free...that was the biggest reason our group settled on this restaurant. I always feel awkward being the only one with this need, but I have great friends that make sure when we all eat out that I’m good/safe to have fun with them. This place did not disappoint. Big thanks-being GFree, my meal was no different than anyone else & I love that our waiter kept it low profile.
Served two raw cheese burgers 🍔
When pointed out, the plates taken away but our raw meat covered silverware 🍴 💉 was left on the table was left to feast with.
When the plates came back 💥 same plate 💥 same meat juice covered sides 💥 SAME 🤢 🥩 MEAT! STILL RAW 🤮.
We sat as the waiter of the half empty over staffed restaurant walked by us until the end of our stay. He then took our uneaten food 🥘 and gave me the full priced bill. Manager was clueless. I have written ZERO reviews in my life, but to this level of incompetence needs to be heard. If they had any clue who I was sitting with they would have had the chef even owner checking on us.